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Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Unveils Holiday Programming

by Kimberly Inlander

Dec 5, 2022

© Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk


Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk launched four cozy room offers perfect for family travel, alongside a few holiday activities.


Holiday Room Offers

Elf Life Suite Package

The offer includes accommodations in the Elf Life Suite, with decorations, a hot cocoa bar, candy canes, an elf to take home, breakfast for two adults and two children, and 2 p.m. late check-out. Book now for stays through Jan. 15, 2023.


The More, The Merrier Family Package

This offer allows travelers to bring along the extended family and enjoy 50 percent off a second room. Book now through Feb. 19, 2023.


Elf Suite

© Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk


NYE Fireworks View Room

Receive guaranteed views of the Chicago River New Year’s Eve Fireworks display with this offer, available through Dec. 31.


NYE Club Lounge Fireworks View Package

The hotel’s Club Lounge Viewing Party includes appetizers, lite fare, cash bar and live music with upgraded continental breakfast. Book now through Dec. 31.


Holiday Activities

Gingerbread House Making Workshops

These workshops are available Dec. 10 and 17, 10:30–11:30 a.m., with donations benefitting Children’s Miracle Network.


Elf Scavenger Hunt

Find mischievous elves throughout the hotel’s public spaces. Receive a scavenger hunt map at check-in.


New Year’s Eve Entertainment

Local musician Dave Herrerro performs Dec. 31, 5–9 p.m. in the lobby, and then 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. in the Club Lounge, while 479 Band plays 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. in the hotel lobby.


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